Review #215 // Once & Future (Once & Future #1) – Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy

36233085When Ari Helix and her brother Kay crash-land on Old Earth, the last thing they expect to find is a sword. The VERY last thing Ari expects is the sword to be the legendary Excaliber, and for her to be the forty-second reincarnation of King Arthur.


Why this book?: I love the original King Arthur tales, but I also love stories that include queer people, space, and magic. So imagine my joy when this landed itself in my hands.

I would like to thank the people at Jimmy Patterson Presents & Hachette for sending an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Review #212 // Highway Bodies – Alison Evans

Highway Bodies

When the zombie apocalypse breaks out, no one knows what to do. Twins and their mother stay in their house, hidden away from everything. Members of a band, isolated in a rented cottage, don’t even realize it’s happening. A couple, right in the center of the outbreak, fight together to survive.


Why this book?: I loved Alison Evan’s Ida and Long Macchiatos and Monsters. Also, diverse zombie apocalypse? Sign me the fuck up.

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Review #209 // Nine of Swords, Reversed – Xan West

Nine of Swords, ReversedWhen Dev’s arthitis flares, xe is unable to shield properly so xe could not safely touch xyr submissive Noam. Noam begins to pull away as their relationship suffers from this. Then, Dev has a dream-vision causing one of the biggest meltdowns xe has had in a while. With the help of another genderfluid mage, Dev begins to unpack the situation as best as xe can.


Why this book?: I consider Xan a good friend of mine, so of course I would review their new novella, especially when the last piece of their’s I read, Tenderness, made me cry.

Thank you to Xan for sending me a copy!

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Review #208 [Blog Tour + Quiz] // Song of the Dead (Reign of the Fallen #2) – Sarah Glenn Marsh

40125269With the Karthian borders open for the first time in over three centuries, Odessa made the decision to leave. But while in a faraway country, Odessa and her companions learn of a terrible force that could be the end of the new Karthia. Upon returning, they find that unrest in Karthia is from more than just a change in rulers.


Why this book?: I loved the first book in this series, Reign of the Fallen.

I would like to thank the people at Penguin/Razorbill for sending me a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Review #197 // Gender Failure – Ivan E. Coyote & Rae Spoon

Gender Failure

Having lived their lives with the struggle of being gender non-conforming in a binarist world, Rae Spoon and Ivan Coyote recount moments of their lives as they began to realize they didn’t fit within the gender binary.


Why this book?: We had to read an excerpt of this book for a class, and that excerpt was so good that I asked my professor if I could borrow the book from them.

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